OUTREACH AND MISSION
Yet I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay. Psalm 40:17
How can I help?
Adopt a Family
Now through Dec 5th
We are continuing our tradition of generosity and support, by participating in the annual Adopt A Family Christmas gift program. The tree will be up Sunday, with the tags that have the family member names, ages, and gift requests. Please return wrapped gifts, with the original tags, by December 5th.
If you are unable to shop, and still wish to support the program, please send a check payable to Christ Church, with Adopt-A-Family, in the memo line. This year, more than ever, the families supported by St. John's Hospital outreach need us. You will notice more tags for adults, as we assist in the ministry of caring for older people, who are trying to live independently.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Please contact me, Patti Crisafulli, with any questions, or concerns, at email@example.com
Sunday, Dec 6th at 11:00 a.m.
An hour, two hours or three hours of your time would be greatly appreciated! We need all hands and all ages please! “BYOR” Please bring gloves, a rake, and any extra rakes (all labeled with your name) that you own. A few shovels and brooms would come in handy too! Breakfast will be provided.
***Community service credit available***
As well, any families who would like to take park in the annual leaf raking and churchyard cleanup, but would like to avoid any possible “crowds,” then please feel free to come any day during the week and rake away!
Please return your pledge card this month
We ask you to be prayerful as you consider your gift for the coming year. Christ Church relies on your giving throughout the year to make its mission and ministry possible. Your gift, therefore, is not simply a financial transaction, but also a statement of faith. Each gift is a visible sign of the importance of the ministry of Christ Church to your life, and a sign that you believe that ministry is important enough to be shared not just among our families, but throughout our community.
Christ Church is always grateful for your contributions and ministry. “Being the Church is, by definition, a group effort – there is no such thing as a church of one, but a body of many.” It is the effort of every member – the youngest to the oldest – that makes our church. Your generosity in giving, and your dedication to your individual ministries bring light and life to our church. Thank you for all you do to ensure the continued life and ministry of Christ Church.
Food for the Hungry
Fourth Food Sunday is the 4th Sunday of each Month
Your donations to the Long Island Council of Churches food pantry are especially needed now! The best way to donate food to during this era of social distancing is by ordering an Amazon delivery directly to the food pantry. Oriana has put together a wish list (note that many of the items are sold by the case in order to accommodate UPS shipping directly to the food bank). Please place your order and enter the delivery address:
LICC Food Bank
via Christ Church Manhasset Food Drive
230 Hanse Avenue
Freeport, NY 11520
You don't want to get a case of diapers shipped to your house by mistake! Thank you in advance for your participation.
Weekly or monthly
In an effort to maintain our buildings and financial responsibilities, we urge you to continue to support our church by maintaining your stewardship. It is your donations that keep our ministry going. The funds that you have so generously committed to contribute to Christ Church are very much needed to enable us to meet our financial commitments and to be ready to resume services when this unfortunate pandemic has passed.
Please mail checks to:
1351 Northern Boulevard
Manhasset, NY 11030
You may catch up on your pledge, or you could even set up recurring donations, so your bank account can automatically be charged on a regular basis. This is particularly helpful during this time when we are not able to worship.
Support us on Amazon Smile
Did you know every Amazon purchase you make can benefit Christ Church? Amazon donates 0.5% of every purchase made using Christ Church's AmazonSmile address to our Alms Fund, which provides food and shelter for the needy, scholarships for youth, and other charitable outreach. Help make a difference for the items you'd be buying anyway. Make a bookmark for our AmazonSmile address and visit it for all your Amazon purchases!
Outreach Volunteers Needed
Christ Church has held successful diaper and food drives to support the LICC food bank, generously provided gifts for the St. John’s Adopt a Family Christmas program, and provided food and gifts to other local programs. As we seek to expand outreach efforts in this difficult period, with a goal of identifying our particular gifts, we could use some more hands.
We need help choosing efforts, publicizing them, and working out the logistics of speakers or goods delivery or meeting the folks we help. Anyone interested, please contact Patti at firstname.lastname@example.org.